Himalaya Pure Herbs Holy Basil - 60 Vegetarian Capsules
Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum) really is a sacred plant in Indian folk medicine. It's Sanskrit name Tulsi means "the incomparable one." Holy Basil is often grown in temple gardens or placed in the home near the front entrance. With its fragrant aroma, Holy Basil is part of Ayurveda's Rasayana "tonic" category of herbs, supporting good health and normal function of the whole body. Faculty of Science researchers at Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India found that Holy Basil exhibits antioxidant activity and supports the body's natural response to oxidative stress. They also found Holy Basil to be supportive of the body's normal lipid and protein oxidation levels, and normal antioxidant defense reactions. Scientists at the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India found that constituents in Holy Basil have normal levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the body. Further, they found constituents of the herb to be supportive of normal blood sugar levels and the body's response to stress. In Ayurvedic tradition, Holy Basil is also used to support normal respiratory function and is considered to be an "elixir of life," promoting good health and longevity.